August 22, 2014
Two U.S. journalists held in North Korea and freed Tuesday have arrived back on American soil at the Burbank Airport in California at 5:50a.m. on Wednesday.
The two journalists arrived to be greeted by a large crowd of family, friends and VIP dignitaries.
The Obama White House says that it's "enormously pleased" with the release of two young journalists by North Korea.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made the comment Wednesday morning as the pair was getting off a private plane near Los Angeles after returning with former President Bill Clinton.
Gibbs, speaking to reporters at the White House, also said that Bill Clinton will fill in President Barack Obama's national security team on what transpired during his trip as a private envoy to Pyongyang for talks with Kim Jong Il, the leader of the reclusive Communist state.
Gibbs said he believed that the former president at some point also would speak directly with Obama about the trip.